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USS Bonhomme Richard (1765)

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Poppy, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. OpanaPointer

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    Problem is I'd have to put up with those clowns.
     
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    Haha...which clowns?
     
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    My friends. Eg. they built a copy of a V-1 pulse jet engine and tried to mount it on a Delorean. Failed to get that done so they failed to kill at least one of them and possibly a few bystanders as well. They chose Australia because Bert was hoping to wrestle a salty.
     
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    There are plenty for him to have a crack at...
     
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    He's been advised that he can't keep them in the basement.
     
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    I knew a bloke who kept one in his back yard...made a pond for him...was there for years and years...the authorities came and got it eventually...it was about 12 foot by then....
     
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    My friends, whom I call Bert and Ernie, pump a lot of iron. I think they could out muscle a salty if they cheated the right way. They're both in their late 60s so cheating would be a given.
     
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    How were they intending to get up to operating speed? The V1s used a rocket propelled catapult or were air launched from He111s
     
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    No clue. Maybe they found a way to put an engine in a DeLorean automobile?
     
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    That was only to get it up to flying speed quickly.

    You can search Google or YouTube for many videos of pulsejet bikes & cars.
     
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    And plenty of old airstrips beside the road to get up speed...
     

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